Governor Getting Bill Mandating Universal Background Checks

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bill mandating universal background checks on all gun sales in Nevada is on its way to the governor's desk having cleared the Legislature.

The Assembly voted 23-19 to give SB221 the final stamp of legislative approval. The vote comes hours after it narrowly cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval has said he would veto the bill.

Sections in the bill aside from the background checks include faster reporting of court-findings of mental illness and requiring a doctor to report a patient who makes a specific threat toward themselves or someone else.

Democratic Sen. Justin Jones of Las Vegas says those provisions were added to SB38 late Sunday night in case SB221 failed to clear the Legislature or was vetoed. Jones is the bill's sponsor.

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